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be born in july, wolf. i think this is part of the story. it is building and building and building. and we really got a first taste of that today. >> she mentioned being nervous about the pregnancy while at the event today. what more do we know about that and did she say anything else? >> she basically said she would be lying if she wasn't saying she was nervous about having children. she was nervous about having the baby, or just being a parent. but certainly that's all the insight we had today. she doesn't give much away. she's very, very private. and that's why today was organized, really. this was the big reveal, the public event where the world could see the bump, and the hope was to take the market out of those paparazzi shots that are bouncing around the world of her on holiday in a bikini. the palace don't want people to see them. they want people to see the
official engagement. that's what we had today. >> the duchess really has kept a low profile, at least until now. do we expect to see more of her publicly? >> we will be seeing more of her. in a couple of weeks, she's going to a town in northern england, famous for its fisheries, called grimsby. and she'll be going to a fisheries museum, going to a fire station. not a very glamorous trip. but these sorts of places are so thrilled to have her because the world's media are following her at the moment. so we'll see her out and about, lots of opportunities to film her. we're watching that baby bump grow, wolf, but it is an incredible story. but this is a future heir to the throne being born. i guess that's why everyone is so interested. >> everybody is interested. not only in britain, but around the world. max foster, thanks very much. that does it for this edition of "360." thanks for watching. "early start" begins right now.
two boxes of testosterone and needles found at the home of oscar pistorius the night his xw girlfriend was killed. damaging testimony in court. and still developing, a search for the missing after an explosion levels a popular restaurant in kansas city. and bratsing f ing fobracing storm. already started in california, but soon millions across the country will feel it. >> welcome to "early start". thanks for being with us. >> it is wednesday, february 20th. 5:00 a.m. in the east and happening right now, big developments in the case of oscar pistorius. we could hear any minute whether the track star will be allowed to go free and just in, brand new details about what investigators saw and found at the scene, including two boxes of testosterone and needles, as well as some unlicensed ammunition. the first officer on the scene says he believes a cricket bat
was used to break down the bathroom door. also he believes that gunshots were aimed specifically at the toilet, not just randomly into the bathroom door. the officer also also described the wounds that killed his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. she was hit on the right side of her head, right elbow, and her hip. they are there are also new dramatic details coming to light about what happened before the shooting. the prosecution says neighbors reported hearing sounds of nonstop fighting for an hour coming from the home of oscar pistorius. one investigator taking the stand saying he opposed bail because he considers him a flight risk. pistorius faces even more charges for the unlicensed ammunition police found in his home. a lot going on and robyn kurnow has the latest from pretoria. >> reporter: more riveting testimony here at the high court. we're hearing from the investigating officer, telling the court a number of fascinating compelling details
that poke holes ins oscar pistorius' statement. he says that the couple argued for at least an hour according to police reports on the night that reeva steenkamp was killed. he's also questioning oscar's side of the story of how and where he was when he shot at that bathroom door. currently we know that a number of diagrams and photographs of the house are being displayed in the courtroom as the police try and explain the trajectory of the bullets. we also know that they think oscar pistorius is a flight risk. that is why they are opposing bail. they say he has offshore bank accounts and a house in italy and they say if he were to leave the country, it would be very difficult to bring him back to stand trial. so that is why they say he should spend the next few months until a trial date is set behind bars. and that's also why they say this was premeditated murder. back to you. >> as we've been saying, a lot new, a lot going on here. coming up at 6:30 a.m., we'll bring done what's happening at his bail hearing and what all
the developments mean with cnn legal contributor paul callan. developing overnight, the search is on for victims in the rubble of a done town kansas city restaurant after a natural gas explosion. take a look at those pictures. it was happy hour at j.j.'s one of the city's most popular restaurants, when the explosion literally ripped the roof off. residents nearby say a lot of the buildings shook. two people are missing and dozens were hurt in the blast and fire which may have been triggered by an accident involving a utility contractor. cnn's ted allow larowlands is l kansas city for us. >> reporter: at this point, they have suspended the search for the two missing people, a man and woman. the explosion took place just after 6:00 last night at a very popular restaurant which is now completely gone. the explosion can which witnesses say could be felt
blocks away instantly engulfed brie flying into the air. >> i just live two blocks down. brie flying into the air. >> i just live two blocks down. we felt it shaking. >> reporter: reports of the smell of gas an hour before the explosion, fortunately several people inside the restaurant were evacuated just minutes before the blast. the cause is still under investigation, but according to the gas company, a contractor doing underground work may have struck a natural gas line. after the fire was put out, dogs were brought in this case there were additional victims. >> i would always fear that there are fatalities in a situation like this. we had a fully involved restaurant that had patrons, probably several patrons inside at the time of the incident. and so that's why we're here searching as we are. >> reporter: the injured ranged from people who were hit by
flying debris to those who suffered severe burns and are now fighting for their lives. and authorities say they will bring in heavy equipment to move some debris, then they will bring back the dogs to try to find the remains of the two missing. a man and a woman. we're not sure if those were employ keys ees or patrons. and we'll continue to follow this developing story. at the top of the hour, we'll talk with mayor sly james. >> so it has already started this morning and soon most of the rest of the country will feel the effects of a really significant winter storm. california getting the first taste of it right now. it is expected to hit millions from california all the way to arkansas. jennifer is at the severe weather center in atlanta. what's the latest and how many of us will it affect? >> we're talking a lot of states will be affected. you saw the video of the dog playing in the snow. yeah, he's enjoying it. but reality is we'll be looking
at severe weather, possibility of a foot of snow. and we're also talking about snow in the southwest. now, let's start off right now from west to east. let's show you video of a land spout coming in out of california. and again, that land spout video is something that you see typically in those drier areas. and we'll get to that throughout the day. but we're also talking about the potential for snow as i said nearly a foot as well as freezing rain. you can see what's coming in through areas and southern california, rain out there as well as snow. well, of course that is the other part of this story. that is going to be moving over towards the east. it will combine with the system down towards the south and part of texas and that is what's going to be the fuel for potentially some very strong winds as well as winter storm warnings and watches all across parts of the midwest. you can see streaming from minnesota all the way down towards areas including kansas. we'll see strong winds with this and of course the freezing rain, potentially dangerous and taking down power lines.
>> jennifer, thank you very much. and new this morning, bulgaria's prime minister and his entire government resigned. the announcement was made during a parliament meeting. bulgarians have been clashing with police in recent day, upset about high energy costs and a low standard of living. it's not clear if a parliamentary election scheduled for july will now be moved up. at the 11th hour, a twice convicted killer getting a stay of execution in georgia. hill was scheduled to die by lethal injection last night, but he have granted a stay. he was serving life for killing a fellow inmate. with an iq of 70, he is mentally disabled and under the u.s. constitution, they say he cannot be executed. a body found in the rooftop water tank of a downtown l.a. hotel has been identified this morning. 21-year-old alyssa lamm was
found after people living in the low tell complained their water pressure was low. police are not sure if she died accidently or if foul play was involved there. so later this morning, former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. will be in a washington, d.c. courtroom where he's expected to plead guilty to misusing campaign funds. prosecutors say he took more than $750,000 from his campaign coffers and spent it on personal items like furniture, clothing, memorabilia and this, a $43,000 rolex watch. jackson's wife, former whichchi alder man sandra jackson, will make her own appearance to plead guilty to filing false tax returns. apple was the target of a hack attack. a small number of mac computer were infected.
apple says no internal data was stolen. the hackers appear to be the same ones that breached facebook's computers last month. so while you were sleeping, china's military now denying accusations that it has been carrying out cyber attacks against the u.s. from this 12 sorry building in shanghai or anyplace else for that matter. but forceful denial comes a day after a cyber security firm released a report about hacking, it claims it has direct ties to the military. it says since 2006, the hackers have stolen data from at least 141 organizations around the world. >> surprised that they're claiming they didn't do it. >> of course they're denying it. russia taking action after the suspicious death of this little boy who was adopted by american parents. we'll go live to moscow coming up. and if you have to get into a fender bender, do not do it in houston. >> why? >> we'll tell you coming up. (announcer) at scottrade, our clients trade and invest
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welcome back. 13 past the hour. russia is calling for a ban to all international adoptions this morning after the death of a 3-year-old boy in west texas. there's his picture there. the country's children's rights commissioner held a news conference earlier this morning and he's also demanding the return of the 3-year-old's younger brother to russia. state and county officials in texas are investigating what they call suspicious circumstances regarding max's death last month. he was adopted in russia by american parents. phil black is live in moscow. what's the latest on this? >> reporter: well, you may recall at the end of last year, the russian parliament passed legislation implementing a ban on all u.s. families adopting russian children. in the last 24 hours, we've heard a lot of passionate speeches from politicians saying we told you so, this proves that the ban we put in place was
absolutely the right thing to do. and now as you've mentioned, some of those officials are going further. they believe that a total ban on all international adoptions is absolutely necessary. however there are many who believe that the russian adoption system, the rate of domestic adoptions here at the moment is just simply not big enough, not strong enough to make up for the number of children that are currently being cared for by families overseas. >> i know this particular little boy, they were performing an autopsy on him. do they have the results of that yet? >> not that we're aware of, no. when the russian government first started complaining very loudly about this case, started to release a number of details that it says came from an autopsy, they claim their initial reports show the child had injuries to the head,
abdomen, leg, internal organs and had been drugged, as well. russian officials are backing away slightly. p they initially said this boy had clearly been killed, this was a murder and clearly the result of abuse from the family. they now accept that an investigation is under way, the cause has not been determined. no charges have been laid. they're waiting to see precisely what the results are. >> and i wanted to confirm his little brother is in protective custody right now, is he not? >> reporter: we understand that he is still staying with his adoptive father. there are reports here in russia that the adopted mother no longer has full-time access. this is what russian officials are saying. but russian officials are now saying they very much want this child to be return to russia as soon as possible. >> phil black, thank you for that update. 16 after the hour. a lot of news going on.
here is chris tetine row moon r. dramatic testimony in the oscar psitorius bail hearing. we're expecting a decision at any time now. the responding officer described the scene. he says he believe as cricket bat was used to break down the bathroom door and shots were aimed at the toilet bowl which he says meant someone had to walk in, turn left, and fire at an angle. he also testified investigators found two boxes of testosterone and needles along with unlicensed ammunition in the home. pistorius also facing charges for that ammunition. police trying to on figure out why a college student went on a shooting and carjacking spree tuesday. this during the morning commute in orange county, california. three people were killed, three others injured. the suspect killed himself as police closed in. he was 20 years old, lived with his parents. he had no criminal record. president obama ratcheting up the pressure on congress to
avoid forced across the board spending cuts, cuts that kick in march 1. the president spoke as first responders looked on. >> these cuts are not smart, they are not fair, they will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment rolls. this is not an ob tracks. people will lose their jobs. the unemployment rate might tick up again. >> the president criticized republican ideas for avoiding the cuts because they ask nothing he says from the wealthiest americans or from big corporations. just when you thought the government had run out of things to tax, oh, no. a houston suburb with a budget problem has started to charge a crash tax. start next month. drivers will pay up to two grand for road service depending on how bad their auto wreck is even if they don't call for help. i mean, if the county has to pay to help, you know, move those -- >> the pictures of the crashes that they were showing, horrific. all right. thank you for that.
18 past the hour. tennessee police officer may need a course after confusing a buckeye sticker with a pot leaf. they were driving home from a funeral in ohio when they got pulled over in tennessee. the officer did not recognize the famous buckeye logo and told the woman she needed to escape the marijuana sticker off of her car. this is a true sorry.escape the marijuana sticker off of her car. this is a true sorry. after the couple set the officer straight, he eventually let them go. >> first of all, after doing research, i don't think they look that similar, a. b, even if it is a marijuana leaf, what's wrong with that? why do you have to escape it off? >> exactly. it's not illegal. that's an interesting story this morning. >> isn't it. all right. 18 after the hour. apple had its day in the sun. and now google is the toast of wall street. christine romans coming back with a closer look next and
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right now testosterone and needles found. but his team says it was not the banned drug as the olympic star breaks down in court. plus new information of even more charges against pistorius. and there is heavy snow headed for states across the country. we're tracking what could be a big brewing winter storm. and bhusted by police. an alleged art thief caught on camera near the scene of a big heist. welcome back to "early start". >> nice to have you with us. 29 past the hour. it is day two of track star and now murder suspect oscar pistorius' bail hearing and some significant developments. this just moments ago. we are still waiting for a decision on on bail, but so far, there's been chilling testimony. responding officer says he believes the shooting was in no way self-defense and that pistorius had to know his
girlfriend reeva steenkamp was inside that bathroom. he described the scene, that pistorius used a cricket bat to break down the door. he also testified two boxes of testosterone and needles were found inside his home. but the defense says it was herbal medicine. in addition to the premeditated murder charge, pistorius now faces unlicensed ammunition charges after that was also found in his home. lots of developments. >> and it is developing by the minute. we will continue to bring you the latest on that story. in kansas city meanwhile, the search is on for two people who are still missing after a natural gas explosion destroyed a popular restaurant. 14 others are hurt. witnesses say they could smell gas well before the explosion. police and fire investigators say it appears to be and doesn't, no sign of foul play. coming up, we'll go live to the scene and we'll speak to the mayor of kansas city. and a large section of the
southwest is under a winter storm watch. it's already started in california and over the next couple of day, heavy snowfall is expected from that state to arkansas. 8 to 10 inches are in the forecast for central arizona. along with 6 to 8 inches across eastern nevada and in the salt lake city area, as well. in southern california, in the mountains, up to half a foot of snow is expected there. and that is where we find casey wian this morning. he joins us live about 66 miles east of los angeles where some snow has already come down and we hear it is san francisco dering motorists caught completely off guard. how are they preparing for all of this snow that is expected in their area? >> reporter: well, it's amazing that so many people were caught off guard. it's been snowing on and off all night long here ihere. we're right off of interstate 15, a major route between southern california and las vegas heading to utah, arizona.
the road has been closed on and off all night because of the snow. you can see this is one of the alternate routes behind me. they're requiring vehicles with chains or four-wheel drive to get by here. the snow at the this elevation 3100 feet, not really enough to accumulate or stick. it is sticking at higher elevatio elevations. mostly an inconvenience, though, for motorists. nothing really severe at the this point. we'll see the storm moving east, most of it has already moved past this area and it's expected to get more significant as it moves east. but no major problems right now, just a little bit colder than normal, a little bit more snow at lower elevations. >> well, you don't look very cold, but we'll continue to check in with you. thank you very much. >> casey is a brave man. he can be cold even if he doesn't look it. let's go to jennifer who is tracking the system for us. what is the latest? >> we are still tracking snow
out there, of course rain. but we really are following two systems. they're basically going to marry later on in to the day. worries where casey is out in california, you can see snow coming down in the higher elevatio elevations. this is our storm right now that is already starting to produce snow through parts of oklahoma as well as into areas of arkansas. right now we are focusing on the area in the central part of the u.s.. the central plains. so far we have roughly about 16 states under a winter weather advisory and warning and that includes missouri, kansas, nebraska, and some of these locations, we're talking more than a foot of snow. you start to get some of these winds kicking in later into the night, we are going to see potentially some of the snow blowing around. so let's help you track the storm. here is the initial wave through texas. where he have we have to wait for to come through nap will bring snow and freezing rain late tonight as well as into tomorrow morning. as we stop this for you, you can
kind of see for yourself that freezing rain really starting to kick in and it's going to be a messy commute tomorrow. we're talking some of these locations will pick up between a quarter of ice and that's enough to take done power lines. we'll see the system weakening as it moves toward the east on friday, but still nonetheless this is going to be quite a mess. >> a quarter inch of ice a mess indeed. jennifer, thanks. a newborn baby girl is in good condition this morning after an incredibly rough start to her life. she was found last night stuffed in a plastic bag with several inches of her umbilical cord still attached. woman walking her dogs found the baby. investigators say they do not have many leads. they are now asking the public for help. new information in the theft of a painting by salvadore dally. charging a greek national with
grand larceny for stealing the painting from a manhattan art gallery. prosecutors say back in june, the 29-year-old suspect grabbed the painting off the wall, put it in a bag and left. the 1949 water color is valued at $150,000. it was anonymously returned by mail a short time after it was stolen. >> how crazy is that. >> pretty crazy. so no news apparently is good news from the front lines in afghanistan. the u.s. military says for the past month, no combat deaths have been reported. officials say that hasn't happened in five years. meantime a u.n. report says afghan civilian casualties dropped 12% in 2012, the first time those figures have fallen in six years. president obama is looking for a new man to lead nieto forces. general john allen who the president nominated to be supreme allied commander of nieto is retiring because of what he calls concerns about his wife's health. allen was the top coalition
commander in afghanistan for the last two years. you will remember he was caught up in the david petraeus scandal when e-mails with a socialite were made public, but general allen was cleared of any wrongdoing. the tea party patriots are apologizing to karl rove after sending out a fund-raising e-mail. look at this, it feature as photo shopped picture of him wearing a nazi uniform. the group opposes rove's plan to defeat conservative primary candidates who he believes can't win in general elections. rove says that he accepts the apology. >> just kind of one of those thing that's never okay. >> no. 36 after the hour. vice president joe biden working hard to advance new gun control legislation including a possible assault weapons ban, but he's not opposed to americans keeping a shotgun for protection. in fact he recommends a 12 gauge model. listen. >> if you want to protect yourself, get a double barrel
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police are looking for an audi in the search for who stole diamonds in brussels. eight diamond thieves well armed, well organized, crashed through the airport fence, pointed guns at the plane's crew and stole the jewels. then they just simply vanished. cnn's senior international correspondent dan rivers is in brussels this morning. dan, this is really about as brazen takes ges as it gets. what do we know about the case this morning? >> reporter: it's pretty breath taking. the police are hunting for this audi car and the eight masked men who held up a lean and made off with tens of millions of dollars worth of diamonds. i'm joined by the airport spokesman now. thank you for joining us. what can you say to reassure people that this airport is secure? >> well, we don't take security lightly just like every other european airport, we have very
strict regulations and we comply with them. we're considered by many as one of the best airports in class when it comes to security. but what has happened here goes far beyond normal airport security. this is about armed robbery a o. a huge amount of diamonds, high value, and people willing to do almost anything to get their hands on that. military style have raided the airport. >> this isn't the first time the airport has been hit. i suppose people would say it's a target just because there are so many diamonds come through here, but does that suggest there is a lack of security on the perimeter? >> the security is certainly not less than at any other european airport. on the contrary i would say. but we are not only the capital of the airport of europe, also the capital to the diamond capital. so that means we have a lot of high value goods and that makes it attractive for people with wrong ideas. >> thank you very much for joining us. so the hunt goes on for these
men. but the thing is that these diamonds were uncut many of them. so once they're cut and polished, it becomes more difficult to track down where they are because their weight, shape, die mentioi di shape, dimensions change. >> dan thanks. >> i read about $2 million goes in and out of that airport. 43 past the hour. senator john mccain getting an earful at a town hall meeting near phoenix. >> sir, you'ved had enough time. you've had enough time, pal. you've had enough time. >> mccain was talking about his illegal immigration bill, and some people in his home state are not happy with it. things got heated when some residents called for strict deportation programs which mccain opposes. >> every once in a while i get someone like that. but the fact is 99% of people
are polite and that's -- see what i mean, you're just making my point. >> you don't listen to us. >> you know something, again, i've had town hall meetings for 30 years. people are happy that i have town hall meetings and i listen to them and i get back to them. and that's what this is all about. but occasionally i get a jerk like you here. so thank you. go ahead, ma'am. >> mccain is one of eight senators from both parties working on an immigration -- will he's been working on it for a very long time. he says the white house has promised to cooperate. >> they are his zone. he is not going to lose a battle in one of those town meetings. very feisty side of senator mccain right there. 44 after the hour.university of colorado at colorado springs under fire for posting a list on its website describing how female students should defend themselves against sexual assault. it advises them to scream loudly, run and use passive
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>> dramatic testimony happening right now in the pistorius bail hearing. we're expecting a decision on bail at any time. the first officer on the scene just testified he believes the shooting was in no way self-defense and that pistorius had to know his girlfriend reeva steenkamp was in that bathroom. he described the violent scene, he says he believe as a cricket bat was used to break down the bathroom door and that shots were aimed at the toilet bowl which meant someone had to walk in, turn left and fire at an angle. he says two boxes of testosterone and needles were also found in the residence, but pistorius' team says that was herbal medicine. he's now also charged with having unlicensed ammunition in his home. the search is on for two people still unaccounted for after a massive explosion at a popular restaurant in kansas city. a natural gas blast destroyed j.j.'s restaurant, 14 hurt.
witnesses say they could smell gas well before the explosion. police and fire investigators say it appears to be an accident. a close friend of mindy mccready says a perfect storm hit this troubled country singer in the days before her apparent suicide on sunday. the private investigator says she have upset about an e-mail she received which included a proposed court order that would have taken her two children from her and sent them to live with her mother in florida. the alleged airplane child slapper is now free on $10,000 bond. accused of hitting a crying 19 month old boy in the face and using a racial slur. hundley denies it. he's been fired from an job at an aircraft parts company. a struggling casino that new jersey governor chris christie predicted would revive atlantic city is preparing to file
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welcome back to ear"early star start". we're taking a look at the top cnn trends this morning. >> and the first one is paul mccartney, he leads the list of big names taking the stage at this year's music and arts festival in manchester, ten see. the four day festival begins on june 13th. bonnaroo has been building up steam. headliners include tom petty, mumford & sons. >> i suspect this will go viral. check out eddie the oregon zoo's slam dunking sea otter. let's watch. he's got game. zoo keepers trained the 15 15-year-old otter to dunk to exercise his artelbow.
he was rescued off the coast of california where he was abandoned. >> i didn't know sea otters had elbows. that is really good. >> i could watch this all day. late night comics have been handed plenty of material lately and last night they were taking on onburg e burg and last night they were taking on onburg e buer king's twitter and sexual orientation revelations from clyde davis. >> yesterday the burger king twitter account got hacked. when asked for comment, people who follow burger king on twitter were too embarrassed to identify themselves. >> here is more wholesome news. on valentine's day, a woman gave birth to two sets of identical twin boys. that's an occupy uterus rally. >> a new report shows that chinese hackers could one data out america's power supply. or as it's also known, pulling a
beyonce. in his new memoir, clyde davis revealed that he is bisexual. on or as he put it, hey, sometimes you got to listen to both sides of the record. 80-year-old clyde davis revealed that he is bisexual, which is smart because about if you're still trying to have sex when you're 80, you really should take whatever you can get. go for it. >> "early start" on continues right now. two boxes of testosterone and needles found in pistorius' home, but his team denies it's a banned substance. damaging testimony happening right now in court. plus new charges. still developing at this hour, a search for the missing after an explosion levels a
popular restaurant in kansas city. and bracing for a really big storm. it has already started in california. but soon millions across a large chunk of the country will also feel the extreme weather. and the chase is on. look at this, chinese guard s chase a cnn crew near shanghai's secret cyber hacking headquarters. not suspicious at all, right? >> chasing him on foot, they're in a car. >> welcome to "early start". >> it is wednesday, february 20. just about 6:00 a.m. in the east. and happening right now, we could hear at any moment where oscar pistorius accused of murdering his girl friend will be allowed to go free. dramatic new details from the courtroom. the first officer on the scene believes that pistorius' action
were not in self-defense. two boxes of testosterone and needles were found in the home. robyn curnow, what is the very latest? >> reporter: so compelling. it's been legal ping pong. what we're seeing is oscar's people defending his side of the story. after they cross-examined the investigating officer, they could see -- they got him to concede. i will read it. they couldn't find anything inconsistent with oscar's versions of events. oscar disfor yus' lawyers have been taking apart the state's case in terms of evidence. they also said that there wasn't any assault or bruising or wounds on reeva to indicate that perhaps she had been hit as many people have thought with that
cricket bat. so bit by bit, his defense is -- is a again proving that he's telling the truth, according to them. the particular testosterone issue kind of indicates a bit of police bungling. according to oscar's team. he said didn't you read the label? this is an herbal medicine. they said that's all we did. didn't you go to the pharmacy and check what this was? no, this is a drug still being tested. we've been told they didn't check with the ambulance company when ab ambulance had been called, even though as evidence they said no phone calls had been made from the phones they found in the house. there is a sense the police haven't been as thorough as they should have been, and the defense really taking issue with that. >> all right. robyn curnow, thank you.
we appreciate you watching the late-breaking events. we will be joined by paul callan. here at home. firemen and cadaver dogs combing the rubble of a restaurant that exploded and burned to the ground overnight. happened at country club plaza, a popular shopping district. people living nearby say that the guess explosion felt like thunder, field like an earthquake. more than a dozen people injured. ted roux lands live in kansas city what are they saying about this explosion? >> reporter: well, john, they said there was thankfully some warning because of the smell of gas. they have suspended the search for the two missing people. they say that they are going to bring in heavy equipment later this morning, as soon as the sun comes up, but, quite frankly, overnight, too dangerous to continue. the unfortunate thing this is not a recovery mission for
people that they believe survived. they are looking for bodies. >> the explosion, which witnesses say could be felt block as way instantly engulfed j.j.'s restaurant, sending debris, including glass and bricks through the air. flames towered through the sky and black smoke could be scene for miles. >> we live two blocks down, and we thought a car literally ran into our apartment. >> reporter: reports of gas an hour before the explosion. fortunately, several people inside the restaurant were evacuated just minutes before the blast. the cause is still under investigation, but according to the gas company, a contractor doing underground work may have struck a natural gas line. after the fire was put out, dogs were put in this case there were additional victims. >> i would always fear there are fatalities in a situation like this. at the scene we had a fully
engulfed restaurants that had several patrons inside at the time of the incident. that's why we are here searching as we are. >> reporter: the injured range from people who were hit by flying debris to those who suffered severe burns and are now fighting for their lives. john, as for those two individuals they are looking for, a man and a woman, we're not sure if they were employees of the restaurant or patrons. >> lucky there was some warning there. ted rowlands, thank you very much. it has already started. california getting the first taste of it. it is expected to impact millions from the west coast all the way to arkansas. >> jennifer delgado in the severe weather center in atlanta what is the latest on the storm? >> hi, guys. you see the snow video outful california. that mess has to go somewhere. and it's moving toward the east. today will be a mess.
it will start to kick in as we go later into the evening hours. but snow is going to be developing later on today for the four corners, but we'll also see more of that snow setting up for parts of the central plains and the midwest and the chance for severe storms across texas later in the afternoon. now, notice for yourself. here is the radar, you see where the rain is, already looking at some of that snow working to parts of arkansas and kansas. that's just a taste of wheat going to be happening later into the evening as well as into tomorrow morning. look at the warnings out there and the watches. associated with winter weather, and this is 16 areas that we're watching. 16 different states. a lot of people affected by the storm, but it's also going to be combining with a system out of the west and as it does, that's when we're going to see the explosion happening of the heavy snowfall. talking nearly a foot of snow for parts of kansas and into nebraska. and then also adding in a quarter to 3/4 inch of ice. you can see the worst is really
going to start late in the night as well as into the morning hours this is going to be for a messy commute. taking down power lines, trees, and winds, that will make the situation even worse. >> jennifer delgado, thank you very much. now this morning, bulgaria's prime minister and his government stepping up. the surprise announcement was made today during a parliament meeting. bulgarians have been clashing with police in on protests, upset about any high energy costs. it is not clear if a parliamentary election scheduled for july will now be moved up. last-minute stay of execution for warren lee hill. scheduled to die by lethal injection last night. a federal appeals court stopped the process. he was serving life when he was sentenced to death for killing a fellow inmate. he has an i.q. of 70 and some
bhooef he is mentally disabled and constitutionally exempt from constitution. a body found on a rooftop water tank has been identified. 21-year-old alyssa lamb a tourist from canada. she was last seen three weeks ago. her body found last night after people that live in the hotel complained that their water pressure was low. police are not sure if she died accidentally or if there was foul play involved. >> how do you end up with a water tank. >> awful. former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. in a washington, d.c. courtroom where he is expected to plead to misusing campaign funds. he spent money on personal umes like furniture, clothing, memorabilia and a $43,000 rolex watch. jackson's wife. former chicago alderman, sandra
stevens, will plead guilty for filing false tax returns. computers were targeted by hackers for apple. a small number of mac computers were hacked. no internal data was stolen. they are the same ones that breached facebook's computers last month. while you were sleeping, china's military denying accusations it has been carrying out cyber attacks against the u.s. from this 12-story building from shanghai. the forceful denial comes a day after the cyber security firm mandia in nt. the company says hackers has stolen information from 141 organizations around the world. check out what happened when a cnn camera crew tried to get shots of this shanghai office
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let's bring in kansas city mayor sly james and the chief of the kansas city fire department. we sincerely appreciate you joining us right now. the two people still missing, do we know if they were patrons or employees of the restaurant? >> actually we do know now there is only one missing person. the fire chief was able to locate the other person at about midnight at a local hospital. they had driven -- managed to get into the hospital. there is a missing employee at j.j.'s at this point. >> is that a man or woman? >> it is a woman. and the chief has been in touch with the family. overnight. keeping them apprised of the situation and attempts to find the individual will be ongoing
as soon as it gets a little lighter and we can get heavy equipment into the scene. >> the chief said earlier that he believed this was an accident. do we know anything else about the cause of the fire, was it a gas explosion? what caused it? >> well, we don't -- we can't say for sure it was a gas explosion. although there is some evidence that might support that. we don't want to speculate. certainly an issue of gas involved in the incident. but whether -- that was the actual cause or not. something undergoing a continued investigation and will. at this point, kansas city fire department, kansas city police, bomb and arson squad. atf, all involved in the investigation. but at some point in time, they will be able to answer that definitively and until then, we don't want to speculate. >> could you please ask the fire chief for me, the reports we're hearing there was a smell of gas in the neighborhood.
if that has been confirmed. how far were people smelling that gas. >> chief, they want to know if you can confirm there was a smell of gas in the neighborhood prior to the incident and how far away the smell was observable? >> yeah, we can confirm there was the smell of gas. >> look at the camera. >> yes, we can confirm that, but the investigation is -- that's about the extent of the investigation at this point. >> gentlemen, i know you are working hard to try to solve this. we hope you find that missing woman. thank you for being with us. sly james and fire chief paul gerrardi. >> thank you very much. nice to hear from them on the scene. have been you up all night. 15 minutes after the hour. bring you up to speed on all of the headlines, christine romans with that. a decision unveiled for olympic track star accused of
murdering his girlfriend. it could happen at any moment. dramatic new details coming in right now. the defense team claiming that his girlfriend, reevastein camp, showed no signs of her defending herself. earlier, that officer testified that he believed p believed tha no way that pistorius' action were in self-defense. the death of 3-year-old max, adopted in russia by american parents. the russian commissioner is demanding the return of max's younger brother, adopted by the same family. president obama ratcheting up the president by congress to avoid the across-the-board spending cuts that happen march 1st. the president spoke as first
responders looked on. >> these cuts are not smart, they are not fair. they will hurt the economy. they will add 100,000 americans to the unemployment rolls this is not abstract. the unemployment rate might tick up again. >> the president criticized republican ideas because they "ask nothing of the wealthiest americans or big corporations." soledad talked with he sign bowles about preventing deep cuts. he will talk about the bill he drew up. massive protests in athens, groes. two unions are holding a general 24-hour strike. protesting something that people in greece have been furious about.
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an all-out hunt for the getaway car in a jewel heist that sounds like it is straight out of hollywood. welcome back to "early start." it's very nice to have you this morning. i'm zoraida sambolin. >> and i'm john berman. it's wednesday, 29 minutes after the hour. the big developing story right now. oscar pistorius moments awa of learning if he will be granted bail despite the charges of premeditated murder against him. new developments on the second day of the bail hearing. the first officer on the scene believes his actions were no way in self-defense. he did concede there were no signs of assault on reeva steenkamp's body or any indication that she attempted to defend herself. two boxes of testosterone and needles were found, but the defense says it was a legal herbal medication. they believe a contradict bat was used to break down the
bathroom door and gunshots were deliberately aimed at the toilet, not just randomly into the bathroom door. a lot to digest. a lot going on. paul callan joins us. i want to pick through the events that happened in the last hour. let me start with this. investigators, prosecutors conceding, no signs of assault on the body of reeva steenkamp. >> of course, that's other than the bullet wounds which are the clearest signs of assault what we're talking about here. the talk that he maybe had beaten her with that cricket bat. talk in the south frirn newspapers there might have been blood. it appears that is not claimed to be one of the murder weapons in the case. that's an important development for the defense. >> and witnesses heard fighting as much as an hour earlier, but
the witness lived some 2,000 feet away from oscar pistorius' house. >> a tremendous distance. hard to believe you could hear that. but it might explain why pistorius was so intent on explaining he went out onto the balcony, and the door to the balcony was open. he closed it. there was concern that maybe noise would be heard. >> another piece of witness testimony today. prosecutors, the police on the scene, say somehow they can tell the bullets were aimed at the toilet itself specifically. not just haphazardly into the bathroom door. >> that's very important. people have to understand the setup of this bathroom. this is not the bathroom where the toilet is in the middle of the room and one big room. outer area, where the shower and bathtub is. and a door that goes into a toilet area where you can look. she locked herself inside, and four shots were fired.
police are saying directly at the toilet. where he thought she was sitting. so i think that's an important development for the prosecution's theory. >> the idea being that if you were just firing someone who just might be firing into the bathroom, not aimed specifically at the toilet. >> not only random, but more anticipating someone, a burglar in a standing position, certainly not sitting on the toilet as opposed to possibly a woman crying, huddling down on the toilet. >> other evidence we heard from the prosecution today, a past incident of an aggressive nature of oscar pistorius. he fired a gun at a johannesburg restaurant. he threatened someone at a racetrack another time. why might they be introducing this? >> he has a violent propensity. what i'm hearing from just talking to people in this country. a lot of men are giving him the
benefit of the doubt. a big sports hero. overcoming adversity. women are much more sympathetic to him. this history is an attempt to tarnish. >> are there valid questions raised? >> yes, there are valid questions. only two people alive who have come out of this encounter -- two people there when it went down and the girlfriend and the defendant in the case so everything circumstantial evidence. >> paul callan, thank you for being with us. this is developing by the minute. we're waiting to hear if oscar pistorius will be granted bail. the search on for one person unaccounted for after a massive explosion at a popular restaurant in kansas city. the woman a restaurant employee. another woman who had been missing is now accounted for. treated at a local hospital.
14 others also hurt. it's believed a natural gas blast destroyed j. jrchltj.j.'s restaurant. they could smell gas well before the explosion. it appears to be an accident. a brewing storm that could affect a large portion of the country. 8 to 10 inches of snow in the forecast for central arizona along with 6 to 8 inches across nevada and salt lake city area and in southern california, in the mountains, up to half a foot of snow is expected there. and that is where we find casey wian this morning. how is it now? we checked in with you earlier, it wasn't so bad. >> it wasn't so bad. a little snow flurry when we talked to you last hour. you can see now, the snow completely stopped. you see remnants of snow on the mailboxes here. the storm seeming to produce not as much of an effect as a lot of people feared.
we're at 3,100 field. had len some talk that snow levels could be low as 2,000 feet overnight. in the foothills surrounding los angeles. we haven't seen it get that low. we are still seeing intermittent road closures on some of the major interstates throughout southern california. all of them open as we speak. if you want to go to higher elevations like here, highway 138 behind me. community of rightwood. they are requiring chains or four-wheel drive, and it will last throughout this morning. one more flurry later in the day. most of the storm seems to have moved past southern california and heading eastward, expecting to intensify. >> maybe treacherous driving conditions. is it really cold there? >> not that cold. probably in the low 30s last time i checked. maybe getting down to 27 or so.
>> i wondered. you are not wearing a hat and that's where heat escapes. being mommy this morning. thank you, casey. >> i'm on team casey. 36 minutes after the hour. this storm is massive, by this time tomorrow, expected to drop a foot of snow from kansas to southern minnesota with severe thunder and hail predicted across northern texas to the dallas area. it is big. >> hi, john, hi, zoraida. he looks pretty warm in comparison to some of the storms we've seen in the past. we've seen the same storm system moving toward the east and affecting the central plains in a big way. a foot of snow. look at warnings and watches out there due to winter weather. we're talking 16 states affected by two storm systems and the one from the west that's really going to be causing the problems, as it moves through later on this evening. now, as we show you the radar through parts of oklahoma city, you can see snow developing
right there to the north of interstate 40 to south of interstate 70. a lot of rain coming down for areas as well as dallas and houston. once the other storm system comes in from the four corners, the real mess will happen and that will start late tonight some locations picking up more than a foot of snow. kansas, the bull's-eye. salinas and wichita, 2 inches. missouri, 6 to 8 inches. let's talk about the freezing rain threat. some of these locations will pick up a half inch to 3/4 inch rainfall -- i should say and that will be enough potentially to take down power lines and trees. you get wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour, that will lead to blowing snow at times. but, again, tomorrow morning is going to be a mess. i promise you that. >> that much freezing ice in the southeast. that can be really damaging.
>> absolutely. >> thank you very much. 38 minutes past the hour. checking stories trending on cnn. the university of colorado at colorado springs under fire for posting a list on its website stro describing how female students should defend themselves against sexual assault. scream loudly, run, and use passive resistance techniques like vomiting, urinating and telling the attacker that they have a disease or they are menstruating. the university apologized and said the list came from a rape defense class and was taken out of context. >> it was part of a really supplemental information intended for women who had completed a self-defense class on campus we call r.a.d. >> r.a.d. stands for rain aggression defense. florida atlantic university's football stadium has a name. it's about time. in more ways than one.
named after a prison company. get it? about time. it will be called after the for-profit prison made a $6 million donation. joe biden working hard to advance new gun control legislation, including a possible assault weapons ban. but he's not opposed to americans keeping a shot done for protection. in fact, he recommends a .12 gauge model. >> if you want to protect yourself, get a double barrel shotgun, have the shells for the .12-gauge shotgun. put the double barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house. i promise you, whoever is coming in -- you don't need an ar-15. >> in anline chat, the vice president said he doesn't support changes to the substitution. international mystery
testimony in the death of his girlfriend. developing details about some of the shocking evidence we'll share with you in leave report. also, while you were sleeping, russian officials spoke out about the death of that little boy. adopted russian boy living in texas. one child advocate softening his stance, but could the country still ban international adoptions? live from russia this morning. hbo's hit show "girls," but the men are coming on to talk to us. alex koposkvy and keith sweat. >> i'm still stuck on ray. >> lovable might be too strong. 44 minutes past the hour. president obama is looking for a new man to lead nato forces. general john allen is retiring
over concerns about his wife 'health. he was the top coalition in afghanistan the last two years. he was caught up in the david petraeus scandal when e-mails he wrote to a tampa socialite were revealed. handgun owners can fill out a form on the state police website. all they have to do is explain why they want their personal information kept private. in most cases the requests will be granted. are you tearing apart the set here? a new kind of mobile home to tell you about this morning. this 100-ton house in iowa, was hauled five miles down the road. it had to be moved because the property was sold to one family, while the house was sold to another. this house was built in 1865 and it's said to be haunted. so the question for poltergeist
fans, the ghost lives on the house or the property? moving or saying? >> we'll have to find out. 46 minutes past the hour. the search is on for an auweudir in a heist of $50 million diamonds. they crashed through an airport fence, stole the jewels from an airline cargo hold. >> what happened here goes far beyond normal airport security this is about armed robbery of a huge amount of diamonds, high value, and people willing to to almost anything to get their hands on that, and military style commando style, they have really raided the airport. >> no kidding this was so well organized. matthew chance is live in
london. what do we know? what is the latest on the case this morning? >> it's an amazing case, isn't it? the sort of thing you watch in a hollywood movie. you don't really magic this happens in real life. incredible. they smashed a hole in the perimeter fence, drove a couple of weks through there. a van and a car. went right up to an aircraft stationed, being loaded and on the tarmac, they burst out of the cars, all dressed in police uniforms. the car has flashing lights. heavily armed with machine guns and automatic weapons and held the crew at gunpoint. no shots fired and at gunpoint. 20 passengers on board as well. and unloaded cargo. knew exactly what they were looking for. the various bags uncut gemstones, they loaded into the van, got out of the van and whizzed back out through the hole in the fence. absolutely astonishing.
the spokesperson didn't say how much was at stake. estimates of $50 million, but it could be a lot more than that. so police are anxious, scouring the area and europe to look for the gem thieves. >> a lot of questions about airport security. thank you very much. matthew chance for us live. coming up. a good partner if you can get one. teaming up with the leader of the free world. tiger woods gushing about the president as a golf partner. one. two. three. my credit card rewards are easy to remember with the bankamericard cash rewards credit card. earn 1% cash back everywhere, every time. [ both ] 2% back on groceries. [ all ] 3% on gas. no hoops to jump through. i earn more cash back on the things i buy the most. [ woman ] it's as easy as... one! -two. -[ all ] three! [ male announcer ] the bankamericard cash rewards credit card. apply online or at a bank of america near you.
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involving oscar pistorius. this bail hearing going on in pretoria, south africa. in surprising news just in. the lead investigator says he does not oppose bail for olympic track star oscar pistorius. in other words, the head cop in this case says he's fine if oscar pistorius gets bail. >> which is really surprising, because when that charge was changed to premeditated murder, a lot of people thought that would deny him bail, so these are late-breaking developments in this case. >> no sense of how the judge will rule on that, if the testimony from the prosecutor -- i'm sorry, if the investigator will influence him. but he says he has no problem if he gets bail. >> we'll continue to follow that and bring you developments as warranted. finally, college basketball's top-ranked team will remain number one in the polls after michigan beat indiana state. >> joe carter here with the morning's bleacher report. >> top of the morning. for the past five weeks, the
school would earn the right to be number one in the country. but they would go out and lose the ranking by losing the same way. but the broke was finally beaten by beating michigan state. the indiana player carried his team to victory. olidepo was compared to michael jordan and dwyane wade. indiana beats michigan state on the road. joe johnson, the hero for the brooklyn nets. he helped his team win in overtime. this one in the extra session, back to the hot hand. johnson nails it. this time for the ball game. nets are 5-0 in overtime in season and nba best 10-0 in overtime, dating back to last season. tiger woods says president obama
has a pretty good golf game. tiger gave up details yesterday about his infamous round with the president. saying the commander in chief can chip, put, has amazing touch. and tiger addressed how one gets invited to play golf with the president. >> he calls up and says tiger, do you want to play? he's an avid golfer, so am i. he was my partner and as i said, with he won. >> in wisconsin, barstools are being used for more than sitting having a few. the yearly president's day bar school race drew more than 5,000 fans. the town that usually hosts this. >> guys came up with this. >> the town that hosts this, only 500 residents. fun, fund-raiser, drums up money for community projects around town. all about the push at the starting line. >> my goodness. >> for all of your sports news, check out bleacherreport.com.
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